Prachi Desai : Happy to play my age in ‘Policegiri’
On screen, Bollywood actress Prachi Desai has often played characters much older than her 24 years. But she is glad that she plays her age in Sanjay Dutt-starrer “Policegiri”.
“Sanjay plays a cop in the film and I play a software engineer, and I am happy that I got to play my age,” Prachi told IANS.
Talking about her character in the film, Desai said it is a very colourful one.
“She is a livewire and brings in energy all the time. Even when everything is pretty serious, the character is someone who comes in and changes the scene,” she said.
Her experience of working with Sanjay Dutt was “amazing”.
“He is such a great actor and it was amazing to work with him. When I work with such experienced actors, I keep watching and admiring the way they work,” said the actress, who began her career in showbiz with TV show “Kasamh Se” and made her Bollywood debut with “Rock On!!”.
“Policegiri” is the Hindi remake of Tamil film “Saamy”.
Saamy is a 2003 Indian Tamil-language action film written and directed by Hari. The film was presented by K. Balachander and produced by Pushpa Kandasamy under banner Kavithalayaa Productions. The film stars Vikram and Trisha in lead roles and Kota Srinivasa Rao (debut in Tamil cinema) in a negative role. Music was composed by Harris Jayaraj. Upon release, the film was highly successful at the box office. It was remade in Telugu as Lakshmi Narasimha (2004) starring Nandamuri Balakrishna, in Bengali as Barood starring Mithun Chakraborty, loosely in Kannada as Ayya (2005) starring Darshan and later in Hindi as Policegiri (2013) starring Sanjay Dutt.
Like other films directed by Hari, this film also specialises a particular city and this time it is Tirunelveli. Saamy along with Kaakha Kaakha started a trend of police films in Tamil such as Bheeshmar, Gambeeram, Anjaneya and many others. A sequel, Saamy Square, was released in 2018.
Feb 16, 2013 – IANS